Understanding the GI-Map, MRT Food Sensitivities, and Other Functional GI Labs w/Andrea Dahlman
Do you have digestive issues that just don’t get better, no matter how much you change your diet?
Are you bogged down by joint pain, allergies, or fatigue, and just can’t seem to figure out why?
Hormones out-of-whack no matter how many supplements you take?
Symptoms can give us some information, but unfortunately they don’t tell us exactly what is going on in our gut. Luckily, we now have access to lab testing that DOES tell us what’s happening deep in our gastrointestinal tract.
Functional nutritionists utilize these lab tests to see what pathogens, opportunistic bacteria, and beneficial bacteria are at play in order to figure out how to re-balance our gut “garden”, as Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Andrea Dahlman explains in today’s episode.
We also get a chance to see how a person is absorbing fat (important for the body’s usage of fat-soluble vitamins), if they are releasing enough pancreatic enzymes, if gluten is an issue, and inflammation and immune system markers that provide the whole picture.
Adding in the knowledge of specific food sensitivities leads to customized protocols that are bioindividual and lead to deep healing in the gut.
We also talk mold testing and other options for stool testing in this super-informative episode. Dive in and get ready to learn a ton!
Andrea Dahlman is Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in Digestive health and IBS. She has been in practice for 9 years. Her friends call her the poop talker. Andrea helps clients identify the root causes of their digestive imbalances and helps them restore health by addressing the underlying issues. Her work focuses on the digestive process from the first fork full of food to the last flush of the toilet.
She educates, empowers and partners with clients so they can make life long sustainable changes. It is her goal to return to them to a life they love free of digestive challenges. You can find Andrea at her website or on social media as Redeeming Nutrition. She has a virtual practice and sees clients from all over US.
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